The acquisition is in line with TNT’s Vision 2015 strategy as announced on 3 December 2009. TNT Post wants to become market leader in the full e-commerce chain. This starts with offering companies know how and data in the field of online marketing and e-retail, for example how to draw online customers to a web shop. The chain continues with managing and facilitating web shops and online payment, e-fulfillment, the physical delivery and customer service after delivery.
Kowin is a Dutch e-commerce solution provider with extensive know how in the field of online shopping and is a one stop service provider for the full chain. Over the last decennium the company has gained valuable expertise in how to draw online customers to a web shop, how to effectively sell a product and how to organize the after sale service, for example with regards to return shipments. Kowin services well known Dutch brands in successfully implementing full e-commerce solutions.
The expertise will enable TNT Post to develop the required capabilities for the entire e-commerce chain faster and to quickly expand its offering to new industries and markets. On top of this Kowin will support TNT Post’s current successful on line retail initiatives under the label of Sjopze.
The employees of Kowin will not be affected by the transaction.
TNT provides businesses and consumers worldwide with an extensive range of services for their mail and express delivery needs. Headquartered in the Netherlands, TNT offers efficient network infrastructures in Europe and Asia and continues to optimise the performance of its networks. TNT serves more than 200 countries and employs some 160,000 people. Over 2009, TNT reported €10.4 billion in revenues and an operating income of €648 million. TNT is publicly listed on the stock exchange of Amsterdam. TNT recognizes its social responsibility, and has formed partnerships with the United Nations World Food Programme and the United Nations Environment Programme to fight hunger and pollution in the world. Our efforts are being recognised: in 2010, TNT was again designated the “Supersector Leader” for “Industrial Goods and Services” (including the “Industrial Transportation” sector) in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), More information about TNT can be found on its website http://group.tnt.com.
PostNL is the inventive partner in the world of sending and receiving. We have been so for 200 years already. We are primarily active in the fields of mail, parcels and e-commerce, but we also offer services in the areas of data and document management, direct marketing and fulfilment. Outside the Netherlands, we are active in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium and Luxemburg. PostNL employs a total of more than 59,000 people. In 2013 our revenues reached € 4.3 billion.
We like to stay ahead of things. We are the most modern postal company in the world. We are proud of that. As the first listed postal company, we are an example to the rest of the world in automatic letter sorting. And our innovative parcels network is completely adapted to the wishes of web retailers.